Annika Carina Ziereis

Annika studied Psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau (B.Sc.) and at the University of Göttingen (M.Sc.).

Since October 2018, she has been a staff member in the Department of Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour at the Institute for Psychology at the University of Göttingen. She completed her doctorate in Behavior and Cognition and as a member of the  Research Training Group 2070 Understanding Social Relationships.

Current research interests

  • The processing of emotional expressions in real and artificial faces

  • The interaction of emotion and learning processes in face perception

  • Influences of positive emotional context on motor inhibition

  • The influence of immediate and acquired social and emotional salience on attentional processes

  • The neuronal integration of emotional stimuli from different sensory channels (especially audio-visual integration)



  • Ziereis, A., & Schacht, A. (2024). Additive effects of emotional expression and stimulus size on the perception of genuine and artificial facial expressions: an ERP study. Scientific Reports, 14(1).
  • Ziereis, A., & Schacht, A. (2023). Motivated attention and task relevance in the processing of cross-modally associated faces: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 23(3).
  • Ziereis, A., & Schacht, A.(2023). Gender congruence and emotion effects in cross-modal associative learning: Insights from ERPs and pupillary responses. Psychophysiology, 00,  e14380.
  • Ziereis, A., & Schacht, A (2023). Validation of scrambling methods for vocal affect bursts. Behav Res.
  • Datseris, G., Ziereis, A., Albrecht, T., Hagmayer, Y., Priesemann, V., &  Geisel, T. (2019). Microtiming Deviations and Swing Feel in Jazz. Scientific Reports, 9(19824).